According to official records there was very heavy rainfall in the state of Bihar because of which the cultivators have not been able to transplant paddy seedlings or sow maize seeds. Around 50 per cent of the farmlands was still unused till July 27, 2021.
The late transplantation of paddy crops caused by erratic rainfall may lead to crop yield loss of up to 50 per cent in the eastern state, agricultural experts estimated. The ideal period for transplanting paddy seedlings is till mid-August but the progress has been slow this year due to rainfall deficiency in several parts of the state.
The farmers who lost their paddy seedlings due to water-logged fields are now planning to sow paddy seeds again to make up for the loss.Around 75 per cent of the state’s population is dependent on agriculture therefore many people has been also affected.